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Five star review

February 12, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour

This announcement from the Mean Eyed Cat in Newcastle caught the Cheers eye. Regular TripAdvisor reviews of the St Thomas


Front runner sets off

February 12, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour

A couple who between them had been made redundant six times in ten years have decided to do things for


New vision’s on its way

February 12, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour

Sonnet 43 Brew Co’s senior craft brewer Alex Rattray has wasted no time in getting his sleeves rolled up to


Let’s twist again

February 12, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour

The long-running debate over wine bottle closures – natural cork, synthetic, screw cap – has been joined by this simple


Hero’s slap-dash treatment

February 12, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour

A South Shields reader’s sharp eyes were alerted by the vagaries of nomenclature at Kirkpatrick’s in the town – or


Burmese daze

February 12, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour

Globe-trotting Cheers reader Nick Snaith has recently returned from Thailand and Myanmar (formerly Burma) where he took special note of


Up where we belong

February 12, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour

It was a case of up and downs for the region’s top food-led pubs at the Estrella Damm-sponsored Top 50


A head for heights

February 12, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour

A former star in the Scottish & Newcastle portfolio is about to twinkle again, writes Alastair Gilmour It’s no exaggeration


Hello ladies and gentlewomen

February 12, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour

International Women’s Day – Friday March 8 – is to be celebrated in the North East with a programme of


Raise the standard fly the flag

February 12, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour

A Dunston, Gateshead, brewery has achieved an industry quality production standard that should help it market its beers further across



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